Check out the new heart-shaped gourmet macaron cake at Ladurée Canada

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      If the heart-shaped macarons aren’t enough to win over your Valentine’s heart, check out the “love potion” gourmet macaron cake that Ladurée Canada pastry chef Mickaël de Monte has created this year.

      In between two pretty-in-pink heart-shaped macaron shells is a mound of pineapple-mango-passionfruit compote surrounded by thick swirls of cocoa bean-infused whipped cream.

      It’s made for sharing and is priced at $20. An individual, round macaron with the same filling is $10.50.

      You can indulge on this exclusive not-overly-sweet treat as part of the French pastry shop’s Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea at its downtown tea salon (1141 Robson Street). Also on the menu is a selection of mini quiches and croissants, finger sandwiches, fruit salad, and a generous side of Chantilly cream. It’s $95 for two or $115  with Ladurée Royal Cocktail pairing, the elegant drink garnished with raspberries and rose petal.

      Your choice of tea (pick from the extensive list), coffee, or hot chocolate is included, too.

      The Valentine’s Day tea service runs Thursday to Sunday (February 13 to 16). To reserve and find out more, visit  Ladurée Canada.

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